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Riding Nerdy: Liberals In Limousines

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Time for a question: has anyone actually known a welfare queen or a limousine liberal?  Both are terms wielded, or at least once wielded, by the American right wing to impeach the thinking and policies of political opponents. 

Historian Steve Fraser, in a new book called The Limousine Liberal, focuses on that particular term. 

Fraser says understanding its birth and use is central to understanding the opposition to liberal elites, even today.  The author, whose vehicle of choice is unknown, pays a visit to our program.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.